The play’s main character Charlie is a Walter Mitty like loser who is the star-crossed lover of a local bagel ingénue.
Charlie has a Netflix fueled epiphany realizing that he is like Kevin Spacey. Not the House of Cards take charge Spacey but the weak Glen Garry Glen Ross and Usual Suspects Spacey.
Seeking to remedy his predicament he seeks inspiration from Al Pacino’s movie roles, think Michael Corleone and Tony Montana. Needless to say Charlie’s quest to summon his alpha male goes horribly wrong.
Expertly played by David Michaels, Charlie, while sporting a certain charm is a believable nebbish without becoming annoying.
It is Jamil Chokachi who made all of the male and female support charterers unique and amusing that most patrons would remember.
Chokachi’s sassy girlfriend and “playa on the make” best friend exhibited his total command of the stage as well as command of the most swivel hipped pelvis since Elvis.
Both actors reference the audience, so be cautious of sitting in the first few rows.
This amusingly naughty and decidedly adult production remains a crowd favourite for good reason.